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Re: Merge mode (Was Classifying files as binary or text)

From: Mike Samuel <mikesamuel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 13:33:29 -0800

2009/11/17 Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>:
> Mike Samuel wrote:
>> Source code is explicitly not considered human readable.
>
> Recalling some horrors I've had to review, I even tend to agree ... but
> it's a strange policy nonetheless. I wonder what kind of rationale they
> have for it.

I think making a distinction between human readable content and source
code is fine. But the distinction was not made consistently from the
beginning so it's led to confusion.

And if they're going to make such a distinction, usually it helps to
distinguish between source code that's meant to be read and source
code for a language that has no separate compilation stage that is
meant to be delivered to an interpreter. I think this echoes bsmith's
two flavors of XML in the previous thread.

What do you think of the property name, "svn:merge-mode," and the
values ("none" "simple")?

> -- Brane

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